About Us

BethDAlleva1Since 2013 Beth D’Alleva has been officially visiting new neighbors in their homes and welcoming them to town through Hometown Hospitality, a service that introduces new residents to the community and connects them to local businesses, services and professionals. Beth offers her services free to all new homeowners in Hopkinton, Holliston and Southborough. She recognizes that people new to the area and new to their home can use help finding local resources and offers them an “insider’s guide” to the area.

Even before Hometown Hospitality, Beth was very involved in town and has been unofficially welcoming people for years. She and her husband Mark have lived in Hopkinton since 2001 and are raising their three sons here. Beth served on the Board of the Hopkinton Moms Group, on the Library Board of Trustee and was an Executive Board member of the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association (HPTA) for many years, including serving as its Town-Wide President for two years. In addition, she has been a member of School Council at each Hopkinton school. Her sons attend public school and have been participants in Little League, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball and Scouting. Through these experiences and volunteer positions, Beth has forged many strong relationships within the community. New residents get the benefit of all that experience and knowledge.

Friendly and easy to chat with, Beth spends anywhere from 10 – 60 minutes each visit, educating people and answering any questions they may have. “People moving from out-of-state and people with children tend to have more questions and I am happy to spend all the time they need,” she adds. While she sells nothing, she leaves each homeowner with a neatly organized binder, chock full of information about everything from town government, non-profit and youth organizations, schools, medical resources, restaurant menus, coupons to local businesses and services and a detailed street map. “I call the binder the ABC’s of town. It touches on everything you need to know. Of course, much of the information can be found online but the binder puts it all at your fingertips, without the mystery of not knowing who wrote a review or who paid to put an ad at the top of a search engine.”

In addition to the personal visits, Hometown Hospitality offers a business directory and other resources on its website www.HometownHospitalityMA.com. They also produce Hometown Happenings, a weekly newsletter that lists local events and “things to know”. People can sign up for email distribution on the website.

Hometown Hospitality doesn’t just benefit homeowners, it is also a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to reach potential members and customers. Unlike mass mailings and print ads, Beth has people’s undivided attention and offers a personal touch. Service providers and new residents can contact Beth at Beth@HometownHospitalityMA.com.